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Thread: Rip in leather (think it's quite bad)

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    Default Rip in leather (think it's quite bad)

    Hi
    Hoping someone can help.. just picked up a new car (well new to me but a few years old) and it's got this rip in the armrest. Just wondering what the best way to repair it would be. I was thinking a
    black coloured flexible filler, then a dye over the top... But not sure if I should sand it flat first or something totally different is the answer
    Thanks for any help
    Regards
    Mike
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    1 - Identify if this is leather or vinyl.

    2 - If the back or reverse is suede, then it is leather.

    3 - If the back or reverse is vinyl, then you see fabric.

    Do your findings first before we go into the details of leather repairs.

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    Hi
    Thanks for getting back to me, it's leather
    Regards
    Mike

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    Sorry it's actually vinyl

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    The main repair for vinyl is the vinyl compound and a micro mesh that need to be heat activated with a heating iron to melt into the existing damages.

    If you are still interested we can talk further.

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    Yeh be great if you can show me what's needed thanks

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    You may need to find a vinyl repair kit, leatherdoctor.com only does with leather and suede.

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